Filled with inspiring project photography from the coast of France, Knitting in the Details evokes romantic femininity, and showcases how a project can be totally transformed by creative and well-placed embellishments.
Who has time to knit? You do! Whether you're a new or current knitter, this book offers more than 35 projects to gratify your creative talents, whatever your skill level. Along with designs that use time-saving techniques with large needles, bulky yarns and detailed instructions, the book is full of tips and diagrams for handy reference. Whether it's multi-standing or small-size projects, authors Christina L. Holmes and Mary Colucci (with the technical expertise and nationally renowned knitting teacher Evie Rosen) take you step-by-step to faster fashion and great gifts.
Includes Patterns For: Afghans Scarfs Trendy Tops Babies & Kids Projects Sweaters Vests Hats Bags Jackets Ponchos & more!
Are you a knitter looking to expand your knowledge and take on new challenges? Color adds vibrant, complex patterns to sweaters, hats, mittens, and more. For the uninitiated, color knitting can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting explains, step by step, the various methods and gives you a variety of projects so that you can put your newfound skills to use.
Working with color—whether it's one richly toned variegated handspun yarn or multiple colors worked in an intricate pattern—is a great way to advance from basic projects to more complex and satisfying ones. Photo by photo, you'll learn all the techniques, including stripes, slip-stitch knitting, Fair Isle (stranded knitting), intarsia, and entrelac. Plus, you'll get some lessons on color theory and discover how to put together beautiful color combinations.Features 21 patterns using various colorwork skills Includes a stitch pattern dictionary for each technique Photos and detailed explanations make learning easy
If you're a crafter who learns better by seeing and doing, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting will get you confidently knitting colorwork in no time.
Are you a take-along knitter? Are you tempted to break out the needles in the library, on the bus, or even at the supermarket? Then Take-Along Knitting is for you! North Light editors have selected the best portable projects from our superstar authors, including Stefanie Japel, Jane Davis, Hannah Fettig and more, all gathered in one place. With easy-to-follow patterns that celebrate the joys of knitting everywhere you go, you'll be ready to take your knitting around the world!
Take-Along Knitting features:Over 20 fabulous patterns—from luscious scarves to cozy mittens to stylish earrings—designed to be tucked in a backpack or briefcase for portabilityA handy reference guide that covers techniques from basic knitting and purling to embellishments, embroidery, felting and cablingValuable tips and tricks to make your knitting easier to take with youWhat are you waiting for? Grab the yarn and needles and head out the door!
* Lieutenant Uhura's sexy Star Trek minidress
* Hobbit feet slippers
* Firefly-inspired scarf, socks, hat, and jacket
* Tank Girl socks
* Hermione Granger's secret beaded bag
* Manga-inspired leg warmers
* The Big Bang Theory-inspired his and hers sweater-vests
* Lord of the Rings-inspired shrug
In addition to a wardrobe of costume finery, hobbyists will also find instructions for practical projects such as an e-reader cover or a laptop bag crafted of checkered fabric that serves double-duty as a chessboard and carryall, as well as patterns for plush toys inspired by Star Trek, robots, and the comic book Squee! Wear (and knit!) your nerdiness on your sleeve with Knits for Nerds.
From its easy-to-use format, to the collection of 200 pattern stitches, this book is a quick and easy guide to all things knitting. The techniques and insight you glean from Knitting - The Complete Guide can be applied to any project, such as the socks, gloves, hat and sweater projects featured inside.
Basic knitting stitch techniques are illustrated and explained for beginners, and experienced knitters can try their hands at embellishments and more complex patterns. There's something for everyone in this enchanting book!